Accessibility to visitors with limited mobility can be challenging due to the historic and natural features of Rancho Los Cerritos. In order to provide the best possible experience to all visitors, Rancho Los Cerritos strives to accommodate guests with limited mobility by providing alternative experiences to upstairs exhibits and experiences and exhibits that are accessible to everyone. With advance notice, we will make every effort to respond to special needs. Rancho Los Cerritos is located on 4.74 acres. The terrain may be difficult to navigate. If you have additional questions about accessibility or special needs, please call (562) 206-2040 or email

Tours for Those with Limited Mobility

Due to Covid-19, guided tours are not being given at this time.

Self-guided tours are available. You may take a sanitized tour card from the Visitor Center or use your smart device to access the tour. There are two versions of the tour. One requires more walking and the use of stairs. The accessible self-paced tour can be found here:

Wheelchair Accessibility
Much of the historic home and gardens are wheelchair accessible.

The California Native garden can be accessed by ramp.

The first story of the adobe home can be accessed by wheelchair ramp when using the entrance in the historic backyard.

The courtyard can be accessed by either entering from the adobe home or by using the wheelchair lift located to the left of the courtyard gates.

The second story of the historic adobe home cannot be accessed by wheelchair. Instead, we suggest you view the second story through the virtual tour, which can be found here.

Accessible Parking
Rancho Los Cerritos has plentiful accessible parking in front of the Visitor Center and in the forecourt parking lot.

Drive through RLC’s entry gates and turn right to enter the forecourt parking lot.

Drive through RLC’s entry gates and turn left to park in front of the Visitor Center.

Service Animal Policy
Rancho Los Cerritos permits dogs and other service animals specifically trained to perform tasks for persons with disabilities. Therapy animals are not considered service animals under the ADAAA 2008. Service animals must be under the control of their handlers at all times.